Events in Sport in 1985

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  • Jan 1 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • Jan 1 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • Jan 1 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • Jan 1 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • Jan 2 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • Jan 2 Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jan 6 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
  • Jan 6 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
  • Jan 7 Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Jan 9 Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • Jan 13 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • Jan 13 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • Jan 13 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

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Jan 20 Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jan 21 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • Jan 26 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
  • Jan 27 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Jan 27 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • Jan 27 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri
  • Feb 1 Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
  • Feb 3 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 7 NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
  • Feb 8 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
  • Feb 8 Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
  • Feb 8 Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
  • Feb 10 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Feb 11 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
  • Feb 11 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins
  • Feb 12 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary
  • Feb 12 West Indies beat Australia 2-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup (Australian Tri-Series)
  • Feb 16 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
  • Feb 16 Livingston Bramble defeats Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini to win WBA champ
  • Feb 16 NJ Devils score their fastest hat trick in 42 seconds
  • Feb 17 Dutch speed skater Hein Vergeer becomes World Allround champion
  • Feb 20 After defending his WBC flyweight championship, Sot Chitalada's check for $104,000 is stolen by a ringside pickpocket
  • Feb 21 Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Tim Raines is awarded a $12 million salary for 1985 by arbitrator

MLB Outfielder Tim Raines
MLB Outfielder
Tim Raines
  • Feb 23 Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair during a game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 Goaltender Patrick Roy makes his NHL debut for the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy
  • Feb 24 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Circle K Golf Open Tucson
  • Mar 1 Milwaukee businessman Herb Kohl purchases the Milwaukee Bucks

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Mar 3 Betsy King wins LPGA Samaritan Turquoise Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • Mar 3 Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Mar 6 Enos Slaughter & Arky Vaughan are elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 6 Mike Tyson KOs Hector Mercedes in 1 round in his 1st pro fight

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Mar 8 6th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgetown beats St. John's, 92-80

  • Mar 9 26th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Auburn beats Alabama, 53-49
  • Mar 10 Bonnie Lauer wins Uniden LPGA Golf Invitational
  • Mar 10 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games
  • Mar 10 India beat Pakistan to win "World Championship of Cricket"
  • Mar 10 32nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Georgia Tech beats North Carolina, 57-54

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Larry Bird scores Boston Celtic record 60 points

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Mar 15 Larry Holmes TKOs David Bey in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • Mar 16 Denny McLain, pitcher; convicted of racketeering, sentenced to 25 yrs
  • Mar 17 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Women's Kemper Golf Open
  • Mar 17 Matti Nykanen of Finland set a world ski jump record of 623'

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 18 Commissioner Peter Ueberroth reinstates Willie Mays & Mickey Mantle

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Mar 19 NSW wins cricket Sheffield Shield by beating Queensland by 1 wicket

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Mar 21 Arthur Ashe is nominated for the Internatinal Tennis Hall of Fame

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Mar 24 Jan Stephenson wins LPGA GNA Golf Classic
  • Mar 24 Norman Gifford makes cricket ODI debuts at age 44 (v Aust, Sharjah)

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 29 Wayne Gretzky breaks own NHL season record with 126th assist

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Mar 30 139th Grand National: Hywel Davies aboard Last Suspect wins
  • Mar 31 4th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Old Dominion beats Ga 70-65
  • Apr 1 47th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Villanova beats Georgetown 84-75
  • Apr 4 Tulane University cancels its basketball season amidst scandal
  • Apr 7 14th Nabisco Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Alice Miller
  • Apr 9 White Sox pitcher Tom Seaver starts a record 15th opening day game
  • Apr 13 "TASS" denounced US boycott of Moscow Olympics
  • Apr 13 Katrin Dörre wins 1st female World Cup marathon (2:33:30)

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 14 49th Masters Golf Tournament: Bernhard Langer wins, shooting a 282

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Apr 14 Ahmed Salah wins 1st World Cup marathon (2:08:09)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Apr 14 Beth Daniel wins LPGA Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • Apr 15 89th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:14:05 and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach of United States 1st woman in 2:34:06
  • Apr 20 Carlos Lopes runs world record marathon (2:07:12)
  • Apr 21 Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in a record 2:21:06
  • Apr 21 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA J&B Scotch Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Apr 23 Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational
  • Apr 25 For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)
  • Apr 28 Alice Miller wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic
  • Apr 28 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 4th time
  • Apr 29 Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Apr 30 1985 NFL Draft: Bruce Smith from Virginia Tech first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • May 4 111th Kentucky Derby: Angel Cordero Jr on Spend A Buck wins 2:00.2
  • May 5 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Moss Creek Women's Golf Invitational
  • May 11 56 die and at least 265 are injured at Bradford City football ground in the worst fire in English football history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 11 Dave Concepcion becomes 4th Cincinnati Red teammate to get 2,000 hits, others include Pete Rose, Tony Perez & Cesar Cedeno

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 12 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA United Virginia Bank Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth
LPGA Golfer
Kathy Whitworth
  • May 13 Carlton Fisk becomes 5th catcher to steal 100 bases
  • May 15 Everton of England wins 25th European Cup Winner's Cup against Rapid Wien of Austria 3-1 in Rotterdam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 16 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • May 16 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Philadelphia Flyers beat Quebec Nordiques, 4 games to 2
  • May 16 NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 2
  • May 18 110th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4

Sport awardGolf Tournament

May 19 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • May 20 Indians-Brewers game at Cleve Stadium is 1st rain-out of 1985, ends record string of 458 ML games since Opening Day without a rain-out
  • May 20 Larry Holmes beats Carl Williams in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • May 22 Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader
  • May 25 Allan Border scores 4th successive 1st class 100 (v Derbyshire)
  • May 26 Indianapolis 500: Danny Sullivan wins by 24 seconds following a spin
  • May 26 Patti Rizzo wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic
  • May 29 Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
  • May 29 29th European Cup: Juventus beats Liverpool 1-0 at Brussels
  • May 30 Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 1
  • May 31 New Orleans Saints are sold for $70,204,000
  • Jun 1 Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwickshire
  • Jun 2 31st LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez
  • Jun 3 Brewers draft B J Surhoff #1
  • Jun 8 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
  • Jun 9 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 9 Alice Miller wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 84th Men's French Open: Mats Wilander beats Ivan Lendl (3-6, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 84th Women's French Open: Chris Evert beats Martina Navratilova (6-3, 6-7, 7-5)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jun 14 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Balt Orioles

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 15 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

WBA World Heavyweight Champion Mike Weaver
WBA World Heavyweight Champion
Mike Weaver
  • Jun 16 85th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 279 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jun 16 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jun 16 T C Chen, ahead by 4 strokes in final round of US Open
  • Jun 16 Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58 feet 11 inches) in Indianapolis
  • Jun 18 Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR to move into 10th place

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 7 99th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Boris Becker beats K Curren (63 67 76 64)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jul 8 Marge Schott becomes CEO of Cincinnati Red

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 11 Astros' Nolan Ryan, 1st to strike out 4000 (Mets' Danny Heep)

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 13 NY Yankees retire Roger Maris (9) & Elston Howard (32) uniforms

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • Jul 14 40th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Baker
  • Jul 16 56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn
  • Jul 16 All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)
  • Jul 21 114th British Golf Open: Sandy Lyle shoots a 282 at Royal St George
  • Jul 21 Judy Clark wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
  • Jul 21 72nd Tour de France won by Bernard Hinault of France
  • Jul 28 13th du Maurier Golf Classic: Pat Bradley
  • Jul 28 L Brock, Enos Slaughter, A Vaughan, & H Wilhelm inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Aug 4 Penny Hammel wins LPGA Jamie Farr Toledo Golf Classic
  • Aug 4 White Sox Tom Seaver is 17th to win #300, beating Yankees
  • Aug 5 Baseball players go on strike for 2 days
  • Aug 6 Major League Baseball Players Association go on strike
  • Aug 6 Players' Association stages a midseason baseball strike (lasts 1 day)
  • Aug 7 Baseball players end a 2 day strike
  • Aug 8 Baseball's new agreement permits 2 new NL teams in 1993
  • Aug 10 Uno Lindstron of Sweden juggles a soccer ball 13.11 miles
  • Aug 11 67th PGA Championship: Hubert Green shoots 278 at Cherry Hills Denver
  • Aug 11 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Henredon Golf Classic
  • Aug 11 Rudolf Povarnitsin of USSR sets new high jump world record (7'10"12)
  • Aug 12 Balt Orioles W Gross & L Sheets are 6th to hit consecutive pinch HRs
  • Aug 18 Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf
  • Aug 18 Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn
  • Aug 20 1st NL pitcher to strike out 200+ in 1st 2 seasons (Dwight Gooden)
  • Aug 22 30th Walker Cup: US wins 13-11
  • Aug 23 Paul Hornung awarded $1,160,000 by a Louisville court against NCAA who barred him as a college football analyst for betting on games
  • Aug 25 Met Dwight Gooden becomes youngest pitcher to win 20 games (20y 9m 9d)
  • Aug 25 Pat Bradley wins LPGA National Pro-Am Golf Tournament

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Balt Oriole Eddie Murray knocks in 9 RBIs in a game vs California Angels

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Aug 27 Mary Joe Fernandez, 14 years & 8 days old is youngest to win a US Tennis Open match (beats Sara Gomer in 1st round)
  • Aug 31 Angel Cordero becomes 3rd jockey to ride horses earning over $100 M
  • Sep 1 Cyclist Joop Zoetemelk becomes world champion
  • Sep 2 Betsy King wins LPGA Rail Charity Golf Classic
  • Sep 3 England regain Cricket Ashes by beating Australia at The Oval
  • Sep 3 NY Met Gary Carter hits 3 consecutive HRs in a game
  • Sep 4 Igor Paklin of USSR set a new high jump world record at 7-11 12
  • Sep 4 NY Mets Gary Carter's 2 HRs ties record of 5 HRs in 2 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 Mark Messier loses control of his Porsche and totals three cars, and would later be charged with hit and run and careless driving (he would pay a fine)

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 7 105th Women's U.S. Open: Hana Mandlikova beats Martina Navratilova (7-6, 1-6, 7-6)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 8 105th Men's U.S. Open: Ivan Lendl beats John McEnroe (7-6, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe
  • Sep 11 Sri Lanka score their 1st Test Cricket victory, by 149 runs v India
  • Sep 11 Pete Rose of Cincinnati Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record
  • Sep 15 26th Ryder Cup: Europe beat US, 16½-11½ at The Belfry, England
  • Sep 15 Joanne Carner wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic
  • Sep 15 Yanks trade Jim Deshaies to Astros for 40-year-old Joe Niekro
  • Sep 20 Curtis Strong is convicted for selling cocaine to pro baseball players
  • Sep 21 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 to become Heavyweight Boxing Champion
  • Sep 22 Billy Martin's right arm is broken by pitcher Ed Whitson
  • Sep 22 Val Skinner wins LPGA Konica San Jose Golf Classic
  • Sep 22 St Louis Cardinals set an unusual streak record by winning 9 of 10 games, each pitched by a different man

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 24 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Sep 25 Rickey Henderson steals Yankee record 75th base of season

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Sep 29 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
  • Oct 4 Henry G Perry completes 157 day, 14,021 mile bicycle tour of Australia
  • Oct 6 Yankee Phil Niekro becomes 18th pitcher to win 300 games & also at 46 becomes oldest to pitch a shut-out beating Toronto 8-0
  • Oct 16 KC Royals & St Louis Cardinals win their league championships
  • Oct 16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Los Angeles Dodgers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • Oct 17 Lou Piniella named NY Yankee manager
  • Oct 22 Bret Saberhagen gives KC Royals their 1st win leading to their World Series title
  • Oct 26 On a poor call in 6th game, umpire Don Deckinger starts a string of events costing Cardinals the World Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 26 Doug Harvey's #2 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

NHL Legend Doug Harvey
NHL Legend
Doug Harvey
  • Oct 27 15th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:28:34
  • Oct 27 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34